The Chancellor of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, His Royal Highness, Alhaji (Dr.) Umaru Faruk Bahago has appealed for the suspension of ongoing industrial action by University Unions for the benefit of all, and promised to continue to give full support and co-operation to the growth and development of the Institution at any time.
The Chancellor made the appeal when members of the Management University led by the Vice Chancellor Professor Abu Kasim Adamu paid him a courtesy visit in his palace.
The Chancellor who is also the Emir of Minna appreciated the Management for the visit and expressed concern over the continued strike action.
He congratulated the Management for the achievements so far recorded in the University, especially for the full accreditation of some courses by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
Dr. Bahago who expressed delight with the way the Management is piloting the affairs of the institution, also promised to contact and dialogue with major stakeholders to ensure the completion of the abandoned projects on the campus.
Speaking earlier, the Vice Chancellor Professor Abu Kasim Adamu said members of the University Management were in the palace to update His Royal Highness on the growth and development of the institution.
He thanked the Chancellor for his usual speedy intervention during the crises between the Management and the University Unions, adding that more of such royal interventions were needed for the smooth running of the institution.
The Vice Chancellor informed the Emir that the University was preparing for another admission exercise for which 2021/2022 and 2022/2023 admissions are likely to be combined, and the online screening and result verification will soon commence.
Professor Adamu said if all things being equal, the Management is considering November this year for the 4th convocation ceremony to take place.
He said the Chancellor’s assistance was needed in calling on the major stakeholders to rally round the institution for more support.